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the government from preferring one religion over another. >> bill: stop there. >> no. >> no. >> bill: no, no, no, no. you listen to me and answer my questions. >> i try to enat questions, go ahead. >> bill: what religion is involved with christmas? what religion? >> christianity. >> bill: that's not a religion. that's a philosophy. >> okay. so, since the dawn of time the winter solstice has been celebrated by multiple religions. >> bill: winter solstice. >> shortest dave the year. evergreen trees because they don't die, giving gifts, family songs. >> bill: you like the winter soltis. >> i do. >> bill: so celebrated it. >> we do. >> bill: can you celebrate winter soltis. >> yes. >> bill: anyway you want. >> and christmas. but our government can't take sides. the government says this is a good religion are and this a bad religion. the government can't say this is a christmas tree. >> bill: mr. silverman, it is a fact that christianity is not a religion. it is a philosophy. if the government was saying that the methodist religion, all right, deserves a special place in the public square, i would be
. >> but it's made bill o'reilly take the position that christianity is not a religion. >> that's awesome >> bill: in what sense. >> o'reilly said a christmas tree but it's a sort of a christmas symbol but christianity is not a religion. it's a philosophy. >> really? >> he actually said this. if you don't understand that christianity is not a religion you are a dummy. it was almost like o'reilly was channelling stephen colbert like a drunk stephen colbert. if you haven't caught that segment, it was breath-taking. >> bill: it came up to me again. we had our white house correspondents association, the first party of the year first christmas party, wasn't even in december. they had it on the 29th of november. and so, you know it was awkward because i walked in, and i said like, merry christmas to somebody. and they said, happy holidays. and then i said happy holidays to somebody and they said, no, you can say merry christmas to me. i am thinking jesus. get off. careful here. >> happeny holidays? they are judging you? you know, the war on christmas thing,
with or without one. probably better with one. although, there are great problems with freedom of religion, freedom of association, freedom of the press, freedom of rights for women. it will have to be improved upon. >> this is where political will and puritanism will be enshrined. >> will these various players compete to monopolize? that has been their experience and tradition going back tomorrow. or will this competition and tension actually produce respect for the roles of these institutions and compromise? something that they are clearly going to have to try to figure out. >> and you can see it even with americans in capitol hill. what are your thoughts about how this will work out? >> if you are a glass is half full, the institutional society right now is the muslim brotherhood, but you have an opposition that has been reenergize. the key is, can they become organized? you have to step back from a violent confrontation to work on political grounds. >> a quick correction to the story on syria last night. i mistakenly said that assad's father used chemical weapons against his own people
with one. although, there are great problems with freedom of religion, freedom of association, freedom of the press, freedom of rights for women. it will have to be improved upon. >> this is where political will and puritanism will be enshrined. >> will these various players compete to monopolize? that has been their experience and tradition going back tomorrow. or will this competition and tension actually produce respect for the roles of these institutions and compromise? something that they are clearly going to have to try to figure out. >> and you can see it even with americans in capitol hill. what are your thoughts about how this will work out? >> if you are a glass is half full, the institutional society right now is the muslim brotherhood, but you have an opposition that has been reenergize. the key is, can they become organized? you have to step back from a violent confrontation to work on political grounds. >> a quick correction to the story on syria last night. i mistakenly said that assad's father used chemical weapons against his own people, which he did not. we apologize
. absolutely. and christians once dominant religion there, but driven out, and more than 10% of the population, here in the united states the numbers are estimated to be 100,000 egyptians, since the muslim brotherhood came to power just 18 months ago and many of those are egyptian christians and harris, appears that many more are on the way. >> a v attacks alarm the united states, raising fears of the muslim brotherhood, and tolerant of christianity. >> the race of the christian minority is doesn't look like it's being addressed the way that we like to see it addressed. the die loalogs that they've entered since the revolution. that needs to continue. >> southern california is home to the largest u.s. population of egyptian christians, better known, and at least one new face appears in the pews at the three holy ones in california. >> and the church is of devotion and also enlightening and even-- >> and homeland security shows the number have doubled since the muslim brotherhood have come into power, and many are fleeing persecution. the new government a pro islamist constitution that christia
holiday trees instead. >> i am going to guess father john religion contributor has thoughts on this. >> am i angry, am i upset? >> i am not feeling angry from you. >> the reason i am not angry is? th that yes, i think it's silly. it's out of place for people to dedicate so much energy to try to get rid of christmas scenes like this. the good news is when christianity has been persecuted, when it has been outlawed, when people have died for their faith, it hasn't gone away. everybody has an opportunity to make sure their faith does not go away in this christmas season. to live that faith as a family, as a community. what should we do about these i think very small percentage of people who are working to try to get rid of these public expressions of faith? i think we should speak up. that's why i am doing it. that's why i think it's important we have these stories to show what they are trying to do without losing the peace. if our christmas is going to be all about getting a upset at people trying to take away christmas that's silly too. >>s are mu rasmussen did a poll how people say happy h
. >> but libertarianism is often associated with religion correct? >> libertarians is not center associated or religion or god. i believe you nation filled with people that love god. i believe we live in a nation is majority christian. i'm a jew turned evangelical christian. i believe we can use god in the school and prison. on the other hand as a libertarian i don't force it down anymore's throat. i'm not a guy who believes god should a role in the state. it's a clear separation between. america is nation believes strongly in god and a deep abiding faith in god. until libertarian candidate comes along with the beliefs we can't win major office. i believe i give us the opportunity and my plan is to be a libertarian candidate for president of the united states of america in 2016. the plan to be the first third party candidate to win. this is booktv on c-span2. we are at freedom festival. held annually in las vegas talking with several different authors. and we've been talking with wayne allyn root. who lives here in las
a religion. where did the christmas tree come from anyway? >> it came from slavac traditions. early christians were dead set against them. they were pagan trees. then he brings out and atheist to have a fight with him. >> you're an atheist. that's fine. i don't look down on you. >> thank you. >> if you want to be one we're in america be it. why you are messing around with my tradition christmas just leave it alone you and your periband of fascists. >> you called me a fascist. i'm a patriot sir who has taken the crazyette notion that everybody in the country is equal and the government has to treat everybody fairly. that's fascism. >> you said banish christmas trees. >> i did not say that. >> do you know how touchy they get if you mention fascist in the right wing. o'reilly throws it around like nobody's business. let's go to the facts on this so-called christmas tree. let them over whom the fires of hell are imminent: >> do you understand that? calling the pagan tree a christmas tree, bill o'reilly, you might burn in hell. we're not done. i want to give credit to a great point. if b
. you are right. what this is, it's not just an attack on religion. it is an attack on fun. all of these things people are going after have one thing in common they bring people together and have a good time. everybody has to have the same amount of fun. everybody has to be invited to the same party. if you are not part of the same group then that is exclusion nature re. exclusion nature reactivities are mean. so i can't be a part of that group then you can't be a part of the group. you shouldn't get any presents, charlie brown is evil rue solve the red nosed rain tieindeer is. frosty the snowman is evil. you are evil. >> a lot of people have been saying that to me for a long time. that's not anything new. it is an attack on fun. that is quite accurate. >> i think generally -- i know atheists and i know a lot of them are fun loving people. but a lot of people choose certain things because they are miserable they want everybody else to be miserable. i want to switch to another topic. the fort hood shooter nadal hassan on trial for murder killing 13 people plus an unborn child. su
christians tos to thees united states, fearing for their lives and for their religion. the violence led by the muslim brotherhood supporters began before the arab spring with attacks in christians. they are called cops. and the coptic community here is highly alarmed at the dictatorial palace of muhammad morsi, saying it will drive more cops out of of the country. 2011's bombing of a coptic church of alexandria. >> the number of churches burned down to the ground in the last 18 months is monumental. the number of cops killed randomly, on trains, worshipping. >> reporter: the u.s.-based coptic christian, many of whom are in california, hold regular prayers for fellow believers. the department of homeland reports a doubling of asylum seekers, many coptic christians. >> you are talking about 8 million people, minimum, the numbers are probably double that. so it will be hard to see 8, steb, 12 million people, half of that emigrating or leaving. >> reporter: how many will end up in america? there is criticism of the obamat has been too muted in terms of the violence we see now and what the n
of church and state and the people of all religions should feel safe in egypt. >> he has drafted a constitution for his people and for himself and we're here to protest against that. we want a constitution for everybody in egypt. we want a constitution for the muslims, for the christians and every single citizen in egypt. >> many of those that attended that protest say they're not even from the d.c. area. a lot of this was generated on social media so people came from as far away as new york and new jersey. >>> american and afghan forces rescued a doctor. top of commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan said joint forces planned, rehearsed and successfully recovered dr. joseph in eastern afghanistan. he was abducted outside the afghan capital. dr. allen says joseph will soon be rejoining his family and loved ones. formé31añ joint forceses carried out the operation his intelligence showed the doctor was in imminent danger. >>> hugo chavez will head back to cuba for cancer treatment. he announced his cancer has returned and said he would undergo treatment in havana. for the fir
in any way is an establishment of religion. there is no officially supported secretary or denomination in the manner, this is not in any way an endorsement of any particular religion or any religious denomination. in short the first amendment as originally written had nothing to do with the city sign. indeed, for the first 175 years of our constitutional history, no one would have read the first amendment in this way. they would have -- any way that would have prevented this seal or sign. mr. speaker, in this very room in which i stand, this very chamber, right over my right-hand shoulder is a sign that says in god we trust. the rotunda in the capitol, a chapel that's been in use since 1955 as a place where members go to pray for divine guidance in debating the issues of the day. a stained glass window there shows president george washington kneeling in prayer and the words of saum 16:1 surround him, preserve me, o god, for in thee i put my trust. and the holy bible rests on that altar. i'll grant you, the first amendment has been badly interpreted by the u.s. supreme court, and the 10
they got there there wasn't anyone there comes the religions were abandoned. this comes up again with regard to the state of the alawite in the future in syria appeared a lot of their males, recent report by david enders said this but there was a lot of their males, fighting age males have been recruited. a lot of them are dying so there's a big social upheaval aside from the retaliation they could face. the ukrainians have gained this out. i'm not sure yet what policy the united states takes or has prepared to the scenario. >> any say quick word about hezbollah and their intent with the iranians? >> absolutely. you notice in beirut as well they are on the ground in syria, especially areas directly bordering lebanon. so in the city of homes and other towns in the surrounding, it has been on the ground but we know that because a stream of data hezbollah fighters has been going back to lebanon. we know they are holding funerals and they have this phrase to describe the city center. they say that they died performing their g hardy duty. they don't say where, but everybody knows wher
teenagers were brutally massacred after being tortured and raped under the name of islam and religion. to be honest with you, all i'm interested in is just saving one life. if i can save one life, then i can die in peace. now, i know the arguments, huge a lot of them are political, but, again, for me, it is an issue of practicality, and it is an issue of saving lives. >> did you want to jump in? >> just one piece of advice to president obama and the u.s. opposite of my good friend. never, ever show modesty when you negotiate with middle east easteners. they are middle east after all. we know something about negotiation. you go there with modesty, you lose everything. start here, maybe you end here. this is attitude you need to have. [laughter] i wanted to ask a question about the relationship between strategy of economic pressure which the u.s. and the west is pursuing against iran, and human rights. i guess -- i phrase it this way, the u.s. claims, and the p5 claim that the sanctions have, and there's a lot of evidence for it, really, devastated the oil exports of iran and devastated
rights and freedom that should be enjoyed by all people regardless of religion, ethnicity or gender. over the course of the last 20 months the assad regime has unleashed a barrage of unspeakable terror across the country with the sole aim of remaining in power. just hearing in the last couple days, more urgently about weapons of mass destruction and what that could mean. more than 40,000 syrians have been killed, cal was have been injured. refugees surged into neighboring turkey, jordan, lebanon and iraq taxing the limits of those countries and creating a regional crisis. assad's escalation of violence has reached the point where fighter jets have been used to kill civilians according to human-rights watch. hard to comprehend that happening in any country but that is what has played out. this regime's shocking capacity for widespread terror will only grow as we see reports that chemical weapons have been prepared for use. international institutions will largely remain on the sidelines, held hostage by the reprehensible policies of the russian and chinese governments. maybe there is change
and freedoms that should be enjoyed by all people regardless of religion, ethnicity and gender. over the course of the past 20 months, the al-assad regime has unleashed a barrage of terror across the country with the plane of remaining in power. we are just hearing about in last couple of days, the last couple of hours more urgently about weapons of mass destruction and what that could mean. more than 40,000, we know that is a conservative number. more than 40,000 syrians have been killed, and countless have been injured. refugees have surged into neighboring turkey, jordan, lebanon and iraq taxing the limits of those countries capacities and creating a regional crisis. the escalation of violence has reached a point where the fighter jets have been used to kill civilians standing in bread line according to the human rights watch. it's hard to comprehend that happening in any country. but that is what has played out. this regime's shucking capacity for the widespread terror and grow as we see the reports of a chemical weapons have been prepared for use. meanwhile the international institutions h
centers. the religious shows are not even talking about religion anymore, it is all political. this morning they said they are trying to get money for the [ inaudible ] ministries and they say for $120 we can keep up the enemy from stealing our land and -- and they are going to cap our finances if we don't send the ministry some money. >> stephanie: who is the enemy stealing our land? >> caller: that's just it. they didn't say. >> you know, they. >> stephanie: just send them cash right away. >> because only they know who they are. >> stephanie: right. just send a bag of cash. all right. the president yesterday on the fiscal cliff. >> obama: let's allow higher rates to go up for the top 2% that includes all of you guests but not in anyway that is going to affect your spending, your lifestyles or the economy in any significant way. let's make sure that 98% of americans don't see a single dime in tax increases next year. 97% of small businesses don't see a single dime of tax increases next year and by doing that alone we raise almost a trillion dollars. [♪ "
of the constitution because it included a reference to religion. we saw linus reciting the reason for the season. they had a problem with that and a problem with the fact the performance was going to be in a church building. >> all right. now that is not the only issue. you've been tracking controversy and you told something about the salvation army i was surprised about. >> this is a shocker. the salvation army is under fire and, of all places, the university of cal berkley. the salvation army has kettles and every christmas season they ring bells and people give money to charity. the student government association passed a resolution calling for the university to ban the salvation army from campus during the christmas season pause they say the salvation army is antigay. they want the salvation army off of the campus. and it's interesting because again i cover these in my new book, these kinds of stories and dispatches from america and it's really true those who preach tolerance are in fact the least tolerant of all. this is the same area of the country where folks can run around buck naked in
religions should feel safe. >> he has drafted a constitution for his people and for himself. and we're here to protest against that. we want a constitution for everybody in egypt. we want a constitution for the muslims, for the christians and every single citizen in egypt. >> many of the protesters say they are not even from our area. >>> the top of command on the u.s. forces in afghanistan says the joint forces planned, rehearsed and successfully rescued the doctor in afghanistan. wednesday insurgents abducted him outside the afghan capital. general john allen says joseph will be returning to his family. the intelligence showed the doctor was imminent danger. >>> hugo chavez will head to chicago for more cancer treatment. he announced on state television his cancer returned and he would undergo another round of surgery in cuba. for the first time he said in-f his health worsens his successor should be vice president. chavez was elected to a third term in october. the 58-year-old already had two operations, chemotherapy and radiation treatment. >>> this morning former president george h.w.
, faith, or religion and they don't want anyone in the church to say anything about government. and that's clearly not the intention of the first amendment and the constitution as most of us know it. >> gretchen: all right. congressman randy forbes, the chair of the congressional prayer caucus. thanks for sharing that information with us. >> thank you, gretchen. >> gretchen: what would you do in a plane crash? i know it's a big loaded question. how about a terrorist attack? believe it or not, there is almost always a way to make it out of the alive. a former navy seal here to share the ultimate secrets to survival. then stuck in the middle of nicky and mariah. something tells me randy might miss simon. randy jackson from "american idol" will be with us live. >> steve: quick headlines now. the devil does diplomacy. ed winter about to get major promotion from the president. does she qualify to be an ambassador in an embassy? bloomberg news reports editor in chief of vogue magazine may become our next ambassador to france or united kingdom for being a big obama fund-raiser. >>> the first of
's rights and speech and religion. to provide insight on our path forward and discuss this, we have put forward two panels. we have johnny carson and deputy assistant secretary to mali. we will hear from the regional director of the national democratic institute and then senior researcher in the african division of the human rights watch. and independent policy researcher. and vice president of the lobbying network for northern mali. they will be testifying via web cast to provide a firsthand web cast. i look forward to hearing from these two panels and turn to senator isakson. >> thank you, mr. chairman and i commend you for calling this hearing. you and i traveled about a year and a half ago. and there are a lot of democracies. we saw what happened when we had free democratic elections and transition of power. and our interest here today is to explore ways the united states can be of help to bring about free and fair elections and return all of mali back to a democraticically represented country has it has been in the last 20 years until the coup which caused the current problems of t
. >>> then, an army of one. but does it still apply when it comes to religion. we'll talk to an outgoing west point cadet. he resigned five months before he was supposed to graduate. he said he was discriminated against because he's not religious. that and many other stories. >> looking forward to it. >>> it's hard to get into the holiday spirit with temperatures around the country as warm as they have been. but i am doing a really good job of it. meteorologist alexandra steele is in for rob. how warm is it? i've got to tell you, it was a little cooler this morning. >> that's right. and it will be cool today. you should be in the low 40s this time of year, and today that's where you've been, but she's referring to the 60s of the past few days. so where's the winter ban? waking up in the morning, you probably enjoy that lack of cold, cold air. but the last nine days around the country, we've seen 1,600 record highs fall. we've got the warmth, the moisture moves in, certainly not going to follow snow. we've had a real lack of early snow in the midwest and the northeast. but as we look towards t
by all people, regardless of religion, ethnicity, or gender. over the course of the past 20 months, the aside regime has unleashed a barrage of unspeakable -- assad regime has unleashed a barrage of unspeakable terror across the country. more than 40,000 syrians have been killed, countless have been injured. refugees have surged into neighboring turkey, jordan, lebanon, and iraq, taxing the limits of those countries. assad's escalation of violence has reached a point where fighter jets have been used to kill civilians. it is hard to comprehend that happening in any country. that is what has played out. this regime's shocking capacity for wide spread terror may only grow as we see reports of chemical weapons. international institutions have largely remained on the sidelines, held hostage by the reprehensible policies of the russian and chinese governments. the administration was right to initially work through the united nations. but due to russian and chinese intransigence, the syrian suffering has continued. ambassador ford has led the charge in coordinating humanitarian assistanc
internationally recognized human rights and freedoms, such as the freedom of religion, expression, association and assembly and the rights to a fair trial and democratic elections anywhere in the world. that was the legislation that we reported in two of our committees. i might tell you it was overwhelming support that we should make it global. senator kyl talked about that, and others i'm sure will do also. when you look at h.r. 6156, you will see the exact language that we have in our magnitsky bill, with one exception -- anywhere in the world is changed to russia. i am disappointed by that. i join with senator kyl in that disappointment. i think it would have been much better if we incorporated the international standards, the global provisions. i think it's very important congress pass this bill. i strongly support it. i support the effort of getting this to the president as quickly as possible. but, madam president, it's a clear message here. this bill is our standard. we will be holding countries to this standard. we will look for other opportunities to attach these provisions to other t
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